Get the Most from Your Georgia Aquarium Membership

Are you already a Georgia Aquarium member? Make sure you’re taking advantage of all your benefits! Have you been thinking about becoming an Aquarium member, but need to know more before you dive in? We are here to help!

Members enjoy discounts on admission, tours, parking, and much more. Learn more about our memberships and all the perks you’ll receive below:

Membership Perks

All memberships include:

    • One full year of membership from the date of purchase.
    • A digital member ID card as well as a physical member card if preferred
    • Unlimited entry 365 day a year; no blackout dates!
    • A 10% discount on additional General Admission tickets
    • Exclusive member-only discounts on events, birthday parties, camps, and more
    • 10% off Cafe Aquaria snacks, beverages, and meals
    • Discounts on Georgia Aquarium programs and animal encounters
    • 10% off gift shop purchases
    • $5 parking discount – Members pay $15 for parking (General parking rate is $20)
    • Free access to members-only events
    • All membership levels are tax deductible *Georgia Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization


Membership Options

All membership levels include the great perks listed above!


Pays for itself after only two visits! Give yourself the gift of unlimited visits to Georgia Aquarium for a whole year.


Includes two free guest tickets! Up to four memberships are included.

Land & Sea

Georgia Aquarium- Includes up to four memberships as well as two free, one-time-use general admission tickets.  Zoo Atlanta – Includes up to three adults and four children under the age of 18, as well as one free single day admission ticket.


Give the Gift of Membership

Give a gift that keeps giving all year long. Gift memberships include all member benefits and can be emailed or mailed. Gift memberships can be activated by the recipient at any time.


Ways to Save on Your Membership Purchase

Military Discount

As a thank you for the extraordinary sacrifices our military, veterans, and their families make to serve this great country, we’re honored to offer all current and former members of the United States Armed Forces 20% off Individual and Family Memberships


Teacher Discount

Teachers carry the torch of knowledge for current generations and those to come. As an educational institution, Georgia Aquarium recognizes that impact and would like to thank you by offering all educators 20% off Individual and Family Memberships


Upgrade Your Ticket

Upgrade from a day of fun to a whole year of adventure! We give guests the option to upgrade their general admission ticket to a membership (within 60 days of original purchase). Simply take your ticket or order number and contact us by visiting our Member Services desk, email us at or call our membership team at 404-581-4000.


Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide. Your membership not only helps maintain our in-house research efforts, but also helps Georgia Aquarium continue education programs, advance animal care, and global research.


For more information on our memberships and how to purchase, please visit our membership page.

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Georgia Aquarium Tips & Tricks for Visiting

What to know before visiting the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere

Don’t worry, we have your back. The Aquarium compiled a list of ‘tips and tricks’ every guest should know before planning their visit, to ensure its smooth sailing straight to the fun! Here is everything you need to know:

When is the best time to plan a visit?

Know before you go! As one of the world’s largest aquariums, Georgia Aquarium attracts guests from across the globe. It may come as no surprise that the summer and holiday seasons are the busiest times of year.

Pro Tip: We highly recommend planning your visit around the morning or evening hours.


Where do I park?

Georgia Aquarium has one main attached parking garage located at 357 Luckie Street NW. This seven-level deck includes general parking in addition to spots dedicated to electric vehicle charging and disability parking. There are elevators on every level to ensure easy access to the main entrance. We also encourage guests to use alternate modes of transportation on busy days, like MARTA (there is a train stop at the Georgia World Congress Center/CNN Center within walking distance of the Aquarium), or rideshare.

Pro Tip: Purchase your parking for the garage in advance and save time!


 Where do I purchase tickets?

Purchasing tickets is easy – simply visit the Aquarium website or download the mobile app to browse ticket options and experiences. Purchase tickets in advance to skip the lines and save money – by purchasing Advance Tickets, guests receive a discount on their purchase. By downloading the mobile app, guests can access all Georgia Aquarium reservations, maps and information.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to make seat reservations for the Dolphin and Sea Lion Presentations ahead of time, as seats fill up quickly.


Skip the feeding frenzy!

The Aquarium’s Café Aquaria offers a delicious variety of dining options for guests and their families. The café is open daily, 30 minutes after the Aquarium opens.

Pro Tip: Skip the line and order ahead by downloading the Thrive app and creating an account before you arrive. The Thrive app makes it easy to place and pick up your order at Cafe Aquaria.


Where is the best place for a picture?

While the entire Aquarium serves as a unique background for any selfie, there are a few extra special photo spots! Here are some locations to keep in mind for your next visit:

  • The Ocean Voyager gallery is known for its breathtaking viewing window and domed tunnel that surrounds guests with aquatic life from above. But some may not realize there is a bubble window, located just past the tunnel, that is the perfect size to sit in. With a stunning view into Ocean Voyager as the backdrop, this spot is not one to miss.
  • While the Sharks! Predators of the Deep gallery is designed to draw in guests with its dimly lit ambiance and powerful backdrop music, that turns the fear of sharks into fascination – it doesn’t offer that picture perfect “golden hour lighting”. The best lighting in this gallery can be found at the large dome window at the end of the exhibit – once fear is transformed into fascination, and light is shed on these misunderstood creatures of the deep.
  • As guests enter the Aquarium, they may be racing to get inside to see a whale shark or sea otter. But don’t rush to pass through the turnstiles or you might miss one of the most colorful photo ops in the entire building – the jelly wall. This exhibit displays countless jellies in a rainbow-colored array of lights. Since these jellies are translucent, they reflect the colors being light from above, giving the effect of rainbow-colored jellies – and serving as a one-of-a-kind photo spot.
  • Speaking of color – the coral wall in the Tropical Diver gallery competes for most vibrant exhibit. Filled with brightly colored coral and fish, brightened by natural sky lighting above, it is one of the most popular places for photos.
  • Lastly, while inside the Aquarium there are countless opportunities for the perfect new profile picture – outside the entrance is the largest standing penguin statute in the state of Georgia – you can’t miss it!


 Don’t skip the tour.

There is so much to see and learn at Georgia Aquarium, but there is even more magic to discover behind the scenes. You don’t want to skip the Behind the Seas Tour, which offers guests a backstage look at the most popular exhibits while learning what it takes to care for all of the animals who call Georgia Aquarium home. The Behind the Seas Tour can be purchased in advance on our website, or visit the Animal Interaction Desk located on the second level to purchase spots!


Learn more on our website.

For frequently answered questions, animal information, and additional Aquarium resources, please visit our website.


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Georgia Aquarium Improves Security and Transforms Guest Experience with Evolv Technology

Georgia Aquarium has partnered with Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), a leader in weapons detection screening, to improve weapons detection and the overall guest experience by using Evolv Express®, Evolv’s award-winning screening solution, at the largest aquarium in the United States. As a result of the partnership, the Aquarium has seen a 15% increase in guest experience scores, while shrinking the security system lobby footprint by 50% and reallocating half of security staff to areas other than the entrance.

“The health and safety of our guests and employees has always been our top priority and using Evolv Express® at our entrances has allowed us to significantly enhance the overall guest experience at the Aquarium without compromising on or sacrificing security,” said Anthony Rivera, senior vice president of hospitality and operations at Georgia Aquarium.

Evolv Express® leverages Evolv Cortex AITM, its best-in-class artificial intelligence (AI) weapons detection algorithms to instantly detect and identify a person carrying a weapon without slowing the flow of visitors carrying their personal items, improving security at the speed and scale required to stay ahead of today’s threats. This reduces unsafe crowding, lowers the risk for human error, and removes the tradeoff between keeping a venue safe and providing a good experience for visitors.

Evolv’s systems have been used to screen more than 100 million people in the U.S., second only to the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Evolv Express® is 10 times faster than traditional metal detectors, resulting in screening an unparalleled 3,600 people per hour, per system. The world’s most iconic venues and companies place their trust in Evolv to protect their employees and visitors, including Uber, Lincoln Center, L.L. Bean, Six Flags, and hundreds of others.

“As venues like Georgia Aquarium begin to welcome their visitors back, it’s critical that the guest experience also adapts to the touchless, frictionless systems we have come to expect during the pandemic,” said Peter George, CEO at Evolv. “We are delighted to be partnering with Georgia Aquarium as part of our mission to transform security to enhance everyone’s life.”

The screening system is currently in place at each guest entrance of the Aquarium. Guests will not have to stop, empty their pockets, or have their bags checked unless directed by security.

For more information about the Georgia Aquarium’s use of Evolv Express, or to see a demo, visit our website.

About Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Certified Humane by the American Humane Association and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries. For more information, visit

About Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV) is a leader in weapons detection for security screening, securing the world’s most iconic venues and companies. Its mission is enabling a better experience and better security for venues, creating a safer world to work, learn, and play by transforming physical security to make everywhere safer. It gives sports fans, theme park visitors, concertgoers, shoppers, employees, students, and others peace of mind so that they can gather without fear of violence. Its security screening has scanned more than 100 million people, second only to the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States, and its technology combines powerful, advanced sensors with proven artificial intelligence (AI), security ecosystem integrations, and comprehensive venue analytics to reliably detect threats 10 times faster than traditional metal detectors.

Evolv Technology, Evolv Express®, Evolv Insights™, and Evolv Cortex AI™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Evolv Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

For more information, visit our website.

Forward-looking Statements

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These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, some of which are beyond our control. In addition, these forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events or our Company’s performance and are not a guarantee of future performance. Actual outcomes may differ materially from the information contained in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including, without limitation the risk factors set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in our proxy statement/prospectus, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 28, 2021, as updated by the risk factors disclosed in the section titled “Risk Factors” in our Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 22, 2021, and in our other documents filed with or furnished to the SEC.

These statements reflect management’s current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date of this press release. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that future results, levels of activity, performance and events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or will occur. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

This article was published on: October 7, 2021

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